Virtue Audio Audiophile.ONE Integrated Amp ($249) Review on TNT-Audio

Monday, September 29, 2008

TNT-Audio has reviewed a new Class-T integrated amplifier; the Virtue Audio Audiophile.ONE ($249). When used with the included 24v power supply, the unit produces 30 watts into 8 ohms. With the optional 30v power supply ($29), power output jumps to roughly 50 watts.

Reviewer Nick Whetstone came to some interesting conclusions after making two key comparisons:

Compared to the four-channel regulated Gainclones the Audiophile.ONE sounded very slightly clearer, and more neutral than the warmer sounding Gainclones.

I won’t name names, but listening to one of the better lower powered class-T amps against the Audiophile.ONE clearly reveals the superiority of the Virtue amplifier. In comparison the smaller class-T sounded a bit soft, a bit less focussed, less punchy.

Read the entire review, then check out Nick’s recent review of another T-amp; the Autocostruire MC4x100.